75 days from sowing. Winning the 2015 AAS Award is ample proof that Basil remains the ‘King of Herbs’ and that ‘Persian Basil’ is at the top of the heap! Nearly unheard of in the U.S., ‘Persian Basil’ is native to southwest Asia where it’s called ‘reyhan’ and comes with a unique lemony and spicy aroma. Delivers fresh flavor, big leaves, an ornamental habit and a lateness to flower that retards its tendency to turn bitter upon flowering. Silver-green leaves and attractive purple stems make this variety perfect for containers, where it adds robustness to pesto, soups, seafood, salads and pizza.